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KOFY
Dec 3, 2012 11:30am PST
: city leaders say it will be this way for sometime. >> this -- this will not be used until spring or summer. >> reporter: they spent last night and this morning focusing on getting people's utilities. when the road collapsed it is ver essential water and sewage lines. -- crews put temporary crews in place to get water to which worked. >> it was weak i wouldn't want to do that everyday but it was there >> reporter: next on the list to build a temporary storm drain then they will come up with a permanent solution which will take several months to come phraoeplt the thought of living with this giant hole is unnerving to some. >> a little terrifying. i know that people are working on it, i've got confidence in the city to take care of. >> reporter: others are looking at the positive this shortcut to downtown through their neighborhood has been severed. >> all the traffic comes through, nobody stops at the signs, dangerous for the kids. >> the good news is that everybody who list in the vicinity can still get to work or school by taking a short detour of a block and a half. >> reporter: t
KOFY
Dec 7, 2012 11:30am PST
most -- affected bay the housing crisis, nine cities in alameda and contra costa counties. >>> the man considered to be the toughest sheriff in america is in san francisco trying to figure out whether students at a local middle school sent him hate mail. sheriff joe arpaio tried to clear it up. >> reporter: joe arpaio now is known as the toughest sheriff in america also as the most controversial sheriff in america. this morning he might qualify as the most frustrated sheriff in america. others exhibit adult quality penmanship but the words all in spanish allegedly from students in a middle school sent to the sheriff, designed to hurt. >> then they said i have concentration camps with my tent city i put up 20 years ago. then i'm a racist. and i break up families and just go after brown people. >> reporter: he has a national reputation for aggressive enforcement of illegal immigration laws. he figured since he was coming to town he offered to come out to the middle school and talk to the students or at least the teachers or the principal. >> i'm concerned about parents given the wrong me
KOFY
Dec 10, 2012 11:30am PST
know where attack happened maybe another area, another city no idea, no motive, no suspects that is why they are asking the public to step forward. if you know anything about in attack, where it happened, please contact san francisco pd. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crab boat skippers are meeting with the head of the boat owners' association in san francisco to consider their distribute over the price of crab. more than 100 boats are staying in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving the crabbers agreed to sell crab for $3 a pound. at one point last week the price was under $2 due to slow demand. last year fishermen were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> still ahead, critical day of action ahead of the fiscal cliff, rallies planned for today in the bay area to send a message to washington. >>> fallout from that radio station stunt that preceded the suicide of a british nurse. we'll hear from the deejays. >>> new information about what hostess did to their employees' pension accounts in the weeks before the company's liquidation.
KOFY
Dec 5, 2012 11:30am PST
may start around six city but will fall back into the 50s, but dry, temperatures whoever around 60 friday through sunday and start to warm a little monday and tuesday. >>> guess what? another starbucks may soon pop up around the corner. the coffee giant is planning to add at least 1500 more cafes in the u.s. over the next five years. that plan will boost the number in the country by 30%. the seattle-based company will serve a new brand of tea in its cafes. >>> particular kind of doctor is becoming harder to find. the number of medical students electing to become primary care doctors is dwindling according to a new study, many are choosing to become specialists. the students say because you get paid more as a specialist, work fewer hours and have more control over their schedule. >>> raiders day begins today with a special pregame edition of abc7 news at 6:30. tomorrow sports director larry biel hosting a pregame show at 4 p.m.. kennedy and woodson join us for that. at 5 coverage of the game begins live from the coliseum. once the game ends larry, lincoln and ron will return with af
KOFY
Dec 6, 2012 11:30am PST
bear the signatures of construction workers 49 and santa clara city leaders. the work began in july. the stadium remains on schedule. >>> the raiders are in the spotlight tonight when they take on manning at thecoliseum n abc 7. sky 7 hd shows you the scene above the coliseum, kick-5:20 tonight. kira klapper joins us live from oakland. you see fans getting ready to tailgate yet? >> reporter: oh yes. good morning. they are ready. kickoff 5:20. the parking lot gates don't open until noon, fans were allowed to start lining cars up at 10. they sure did. video we shot less than an hour ago, more than 20 cars had lined coliseum way and the party had begun. some skipped work and school, one flew from san diego taking advantage of today's festivities. they all told me they missed the days when they could camp out the day before the game. i had to ask, the raider nation is letting the 3-9 record get in the way. >> several years ago they used to let us be here saturdays. of course nfl always changes rules now we get here -- they took it all away. no more staying the night i started friday nig
KOFY
Dec 4, 2012 11:30am PST
cities fire stations could be on the chopping block those stories later today. >>> this falls under why can't this happen us to. you heard the story of treasures found at secondhand stores. a loyal goodwill shop midwest stumbled upon a gold mine. >> karen paid $12.34 on a piece of secondhand art. >> turns out it was a signed lithograph, 55 of 75 produced. >> chicago base appraiser valued the principle at $9 -- at $9,000 at least. >> [ unintelligible ] >> good for her. >> thanks for joining us. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t.
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 4:00pm PST
department riched a dipping point.7)÷ >> saying the city is losing more experienced officers than it will be able to recruit and retain. happening now a half dozen police officers walked away from the department just this week. there are 44 new recruits but since september, 36 officers resigned or retired from the department. the union says if you add in officer who's have given notice and will be gone by the end of the month, the city is now losing officers at a faster pace than it will be ever to replai.s poa says experienced cops are leaving in record numbers and this in the case of pay cuts and better opportunities in other cities. >> we call it voting with your feet. they're walking out. we can't strike or do job actions. so the only way to send a leave. >> the mayor says the city has fewer officers than 10 years ago. the budget increased and the city needs to rain in those costs. san jose voters support read form measures. the union says it did not anticipate the experiodus it's aggressive fiscal reform. >> police trying to find a serial rapist in richmond. >> the rapist change
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 5:00am PST
bit better returns here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, santa rosa from 41 miles an hour to san jose. we have the wind, we have the rain, we have a flash flood watch through the evening hours. so the heaviest rain will continue to sink to the south of us throughout the morning hours and the wind advisory is up through noon today. we are looking at south winds anywhere from 20 to 30 miles an hour and we are seeing the gusts already up to 50 miles an hour. so here we are on track to see the heaviest rain from the north bay into the central bay within the next hour. so stay with us. we will keep you updated. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. with all that going on and this series of storms the rivers are rising throughout the bay area. there's a flat warning this morning for the napa river. that's where abc7 news reporter kera clapper joins us live. how i
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 2:00am PST
north coast, pushing into crescent city. this where is the leading edge of the cold front is. it has to swing south and we are doing for heavy around and wind tomorrow morning. this is the timing. 11:00 this evening, and tonight and early tomorrow morning, stormy conditions, 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m., that's when we'll look for very heavy rainfall, very strong winds to move into the north bay. 6:00 a.m. red indicating very heavy rain, from napa down towards san rafael. and you'll notice as we head to the 9:00 hour, into the 11:00 hour, this cold front moves towards the south, the rain pushes south. behind it we'll see clearing rapidly, and this is good news for the rest russian river, guerneville, because it looks as the some of the levels won't be as high as we anticipated. we'll check out the latest river flow stages forecast for those two rivers, plus other advisories for the bay area in the next 24 hours. >> ama: as league just mentioned, flooding is a big concern, especially along the napa river, sergio quintana is live in napa. sergio? reporter: well, the rains have already caused so
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 12:00am PST
. >> arizona tough on 0illegal immigration sheriff appears in immigrant friendly city. sheriff joe welcomed at local watering hole tonight. >> geared to giving information about sex toy. >> that spark outrage tonight but not for the reason you might think. >> also apple does something it hadn't done in almost 3 decade decades. old announcement from the cupertino company. >> later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". the chilling confession of a serial killer. the man linked to at least 8 murder across the country describes how and why he chose his victims. >> plus how in the world did tiny camera capturing these tiny camera capturing these amazing death defying >> we have developing news tonight. philippine authorities say 420 people have been killed by a typhoon and claim that number could easily double. more than 400 people are also missing from the storm that hit the southern province of the country. residents being roped to safety across fast moving streams as you can see here. tragedy happened in area wildly known to be highly susceptible to flooding. >> america mess controve
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
one direction or another. now, tonight at 6:00 we'll talk to neighbors and the city who are finding that the bright side, boy say of this. that will be tonight at 6:00. >> white house middle school will be reopening tomorrow after being closed today, the cause of damage in one building. four classrooms as well as library and administrative offices flooded yesterday when a culvert backed up. officials trying to determine whether they'll have to replace floors and cabinets in the building. >> a lot treefs have fallen in the storms because of the ground just oversaturated at this point. like this tree danging a mercedes-benz last week, they often damage anything and everything in their paths when they fall. tree crews have been aus fully busy haven't they? >> behind me, you can see an elm tree. you can take a look. how powerful this must have been as it was falling it picked up part of the sidewalk and fell on to this prius this, wasn't the only tree that fell here. i'm counting one, two, three, here on walnut street. this is san francisco vernal heights neighborhood where a fallen cyp
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 5:00pm PST
are down. dozens in san francisco alone. and abc 7 news is live in the city tonight with a story and some remarkable pictures. >> this is a big storm, part of this fell over here. you can see, this must have been a big storm. part of the tree fell. the brampbls as you can see many of them fell. when we come back, i'm going to tell you who is going to be paying for it. talk about a rude awakening. a 100 foot tree crashed on to the house in san francisco russian hill neighborhood. one part of the tree speared through the9u'Ñ couple bedroom. >> we woke up.osarç and thanksayp the loord we're e to talk to you about it. >> the main trunk fell into the backyard. the department of public works maintains and is responsible for about 40,000 neighborhood true autos we had a dozen trees coming down in san francisco. different neighborhoods. >> this black acacia fell on a prius. it happened on 25th avenue and lake street. it take a look this crew less than 20 minutes to cut it down. >> roof gets saturated. nature making a course after that. >> and that star as i told you before, a camery wa
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 11:00pm PST
>>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman owkn. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there w
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 5:00pm PST
flooding is expected in the city of napa. officials and residents are crediting a flood project that is still underway. the sign says flooded, and the vons memorial park was supposed to be closed to the public at a precaution, but that didn't stop people from bellying up to the railing to see the swollen napa river for themselves. it's big, the river project seems to be working. i was a big skeptic, but i think it's doing its job. reporter: upstream, about five miles north of town, some residents were no so leisurely as they watched the current rise. kohl is where the napa river is expected to go a foot aboveed in stage. >> could get wet on the property. i 1/2 natural drainage that runs threw the vineyards and the creek. hopefully i'll stay dry. >> in rutherford we found portions of vineyard underwater. erosion is a concern for grape growers. along main treat in downtown napa, sandbags were ready for duty but were not needed. >> so far there's been nothing. we came in this morning and the owner said, you can move them. so. that's what we did. and the sun came out and we're fine. >> that
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 4:00pm PST
muni free. city hall rerupted with celebration the moment of board approved a funding. the money is a portion of an over all $6.7 million grant from the commission with it, 40,000 children of low income families will be able to ride free of charge during a 16 month pilot program between march, 2013 and july, 2014. this, opponents say the grant should have gone towards improving the system. others say it's a win, win, that has $5.1 million will fund fixing the oldest fleet in america giving children an opportunity they otherwise might not have had. >> a lot of folks go every day to school with this. they don't have enough money to pay for the bus. >> they must live 200% below poverty line in order to qualify. reporting from city hall, abc 7 news. >> an fran is a signature away from banning public nudity. the board voting 7-4. protestors tried to interrupt by ripping off clongz.8 officers are ready with towels. the ban just needs the mayor's signature to become law, next year. offenders will face possible jail time for violations. possible exemptions would be beta breakers and gay prid
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am PST
first city in the nation to willfully surrender control of its police department to a court appointed director. the city reached a deal yesterday to an individual federal takeover. a 2003 lawsuit required them to make more than 50 reforms that still haven't happened. the compliance director will oversee the department. that person will have power to demote staff or fire the chief. u.s. district court judge will rule whether to approve the deal at a hearing next thursday. >>> in san francisco public safety committee set to review the plan to arm some officers with tasers. chief suhr asked the commissioner august to arm the crisis intervention team with tasers as part of a pilot project. organizers are expected to speak out against that proposal they say it could be deadly. >>> some progress, still a long way to go in the efforts repair massive sinkhole in lafayette. now orinda is facing a sinkhole. alan wang has details. >> reporter: there's plenty of work to be done as the bay area starts to dry out. it took all day to trim this oak tree that fell on a home on powell drive i
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 6:00am PST
nine california cities on friday and saturday nights last summer. >>> we are now 23 days before the fiscal cliff deadline. house speaker john boehner said no progress was made yesterday. the main sticking point is still about tax cuts that are set to expire. also the president's demand that wealthy pay more. the uncertainty of what will happen is starting to have an impact on charities. abc7 news reporter tells us donations are down. >>> the food pantry at the saint anthony foundation in san francisco is in good shape but overall donations are down for the year >> we are a little behind where we would like to be or budgeted to be. >> the director said the charity has seen interesting trends this holiday season that may have to do with the impending fiscal cliff >> we are seeing people who have never given us a stock donation before stepping up and making that kind of gift to us. >> they could be concerned that the tax deductions for charitable giving would be cut next year, saving the government money. private wealth advisor said it can make sense to get more bang for your donation
ABC
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
immigration. this morning, he's set to visit san francisco, a city known to be immigrant-friendly. terry mcsweeney joins us live. >> reporter: speaking here today, speaking to an alarm company convention they are going to be meeting at the park 55 he is not only the most controversial sheriff in america he has always called himself the toughest sheriff in america which makes this next picture funny. pictures from last night he walked down the street here makes a dichotomy going on. arpaio has been the center of illegal immigration debate for many years he's very aggressive. u.s. department says too aggressive they filed a lawsuit against him for racial profiling. arpaio loves the camera, he loves the controversy. so far this visit he wants to know where everybody is? >> i'm a little disappointed from new hampshire to california, every time i travel, give a speech i have demonstrators, i don't see any here. >> reporter: san francisco district attorney gascon knows arpaio from days together in arizona he was a police chief in mesa, he contributed to arpaio's opponent in the election
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 11:00pm PST
police what they know. the union city woman convicted of killing michelle le is scheduled for sentencing tomorrow. state sentencing laws require her to spend 25 years in prison after an alameda county jury convicted her. they say le was killed in a jealous rage. ?oi a community-based radio station hopes to get back on the air after it was targeted by vandals. they provided us with these images showing what vandals did to the transmitter site. they discovered the damage this morning. the vandalism has knocked them off their position at 89.5. 1k3* it is not the first time somebody has targeted the station. >> three times over the summer, and now it is the fall , is definitely something they are trying to target. >> last year someone sprayed racist words on the studios in vallejo. the station calls itself the voice of vallejo and markets to the bay area's african-american community. >>> the number of nonsmoking apartment units in san francisco may soon rise. a board of supervisors committee will hear a proposal that would force landlords to designate their units as smoking or non
ABC
Dec 8, 2012 11:00pm PST
not -- it's not something that would dissuades me from contemplating living in the city of oakland because i have seen the rapid turn around that the district of columbia ya had. >> for oakland, this is the third homicide in just two days. >> ama: oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrol in high-crime areas. shopping districts in montclair, piedmont, lake shore and other areas have seen a rise in robberies, burglaries and muggings. >> see fair amount of patrols of the shopping district, but we see a lot of various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. >> pool resources. >> ama: oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriffs office, chp, and b.a.r.t. police. >> an armed man who took two women hostage is recovering tonight. cameras caught the smoke of a concussion grenade fired into jack-in-the-box. a hostage was then rushed to safety by the police. the gunman's condition is unknown. police received a call of a robbery in progres
ABC
Dec 6, 2012 6:00am PST
, abc7 news. >>> major development this morning, oakland is now the first city in the nation to willfully surrender control of its police department to a court appointed director. the city reached a deal yesterday to avoid federal take over of the department. a 2003 lawsuit required the department to make more than 50 reforms that haven't happened. compliance director will now oversee the department that person will have power to demote staff or fire the chief. u.s. district court judge will rule whether to approve the deal next thursday. >>> the one billion dollar patent battle between the world's t two sport phone makers resumes today. -- top two sport phone makers resumes today. we'll find out what happens to the price of apple stock when the market opens in the next half hour. it fell $37 a share to close at $538 yesterday. largest single day percentage drop in four years. apple is still way up from the start of the year when it was $411. it did hit $700 at one point. if you bought then, you are looking -- >>> traffic and weather together next. san mateo bridge sparse on one
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 2:00am PST
in the city of oakland because i have seen the rapid turn around that the district of columbia ya had. >> for oakland, this is the third homicide in just two days. >> ama: oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrol in high-crime areas. shopping districts in montclair, piedmont, lake shore and other areas have seen a rise in robberies, burglaries and muggings. >> see fair amount of patrols of the shopping district, but we see a lot of various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. >> pool resources. >> ama: oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriffs office, chp, and b.a.r.t. police. >> an armed man who took two women hostage is recovering tonight. cameras caught the smoke of a concussion grenade fired into jack-in-the-box. a hostage was then rushed to safety by the police. the gunman's condition is unknown. police received a call of a robbery in progress. a four-hour standoff resulted. the other hostage was released safely. >>
ABC
Dec 4, 2012 11:00am PST
for alarm in several east bay cities fire stations could be on the chopping block those stories later today. >>> this falls under why can't this happen us to. you heard the story of treasures found at secondhand stores. a loyal goodwill shop midwest stumbled upon a gold mine. >> karen paid $12.34 on a piece of secondhand art. >> turns out it was a signed lithograph, 55 of 75 produced. >> chicago base appraiser valued the principle at $9 -- at $9,000 at least. >> [ unintelligible ] >> good for her. >> thanks for joining us. >> have a great day. [dramatic music] ♪ >> hello, and welcome to millionaire. today's first contestant is known amongst her friends as the human tip calculator. from houston, texas, please welcome minal shah. hey, minal. >> hi. [cheers and applause] >> the human tip calculator? how did you get that nickname? >> yeah, i'm sort of everyone's favorite person.
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
service to the city and sent immune nye chaos and stranded thousands of passengers who didn't know what was happening. >> been here grave minutes. very painful. >>reporter: how are you feeling about this whole thing. >> very upset. it's sad what happened to the lady but very upsetting that i'm not home yet. >>reporter: bus shuttle activated but riders say those were few and far between. and totally packed with riders. >> i'm trying to figure out how to get home now frustrating. they said they'll have shuttle out i don't know what that means. >>reporter: muni told passengers to be patient. >> there's significant dray throughout the subway because nothing is running. there is no power. we are working to fix it as soon as possible. >>reporter: muni says the blown transformer possibly blamed on this weekend storm. it's working to restore power to the subway train and hopes to restore all the trains by the morning commute. meantime the victim who was struck by a trolley train is in critical condition tonight. police are investigating. live in san francisco tonight, abc 7 news it all right ca
ABC
Dec 5, 2012 6:00am PST
to moderate rain as is san bruno south san francisco daly city, colma towards burlingame that is going to continue to sink south over the next hour if you live near the dumbarton bridge or north you will get light to moderate rain and light rain in the south bay possibly moderate rain in the santa cruz mountains. over the past six hours russian river only quarter of an inch, santa rosa half an inch. petaluma a little more than a quarter. let's talk about temperatures dress for mid 50s to low 60s. mid 50s around the monterey bay. rain this morning, showers this afternoon. foggy spots the next couple of nights brighter and drier starting tomorrow. here's that wave we talked about yesterday, hooking up with the front slowing progress bringing us the higher intensity of rain during the morning commute, you can see noon the steadier rain moves east, scattered light showers will continue during the afternoon hours if you have outdoor plans be prepared overnight maybe a stray shower then tomorrow's morning commute all gone a little fog forming then partly sunny and dry thursday afternoo
ABC
Dec 3, 2012 6:00am PST
may see slow traffic heading into the city. let's look at the waze app, 101 through petaluma into novato spotters are reporting fog visibility could be affected. download this app to get around your commute, free on the apple app store and google play. >>> 6:02. breaking news near livermore two chp officers injured when their car flipped during a high speed chase this is altamont pass, the pursuit started 3:30 this morning near isabel avenue in livermore officers were chasing a speeding driver through a construction zone when they flipped. officers were taken to the hospital to be checked out. kira klapper will have more in a live report in a few minutes. >>> happening now we are waiting for the u.s. supreme court to reveal within the next hour whether it will weigh in on same-sex marriage. the court is expected to announce whether it will review the legality of prop 8. california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court may take up federal defense of marriage act which bars federal benefits to same-sex couples flash flood the court does review prop 8, a ruling will come -- before ju
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 9:00am PST
rain in fremont and gusty winds in union city. on the peninsula, a heavy downpour and winds have lightened up here. but still some light rain. the front has yet to move through san francisco. some heavier rain on the peninsula from woodside to 280 and flooding is happening in the santa cruz mountains. we are looking at rain rates of an inch an hour and another additional inch is forecasted. take a look at these current wind gusts. you can see where the front has moved through. it is breezy and dangerous out there. and throw 10:15 we will be looking at flooding imminent, and then beyond that the creeks and the streams will be draining into the rivers, and then we are looking at the rivers rising right on through midday. carolyn? >> it is a wild morning. thank you, low saw. both eastbound lanes of the richmond san rafael bridge remain blocked by an overturned big rig right now. the chp won't even think about moving it until the winds die down. abc7 news reporter nick smith is on the bridge to update this storm-related news. >> carolyn, this is the first time i have had an opportuni
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 6:00pm PST
view drive and into the neighborhood. city crews tell us piles of large debris plugged up the culvert and the force of the flood water started washing away the earth between the culvert and the road. that's when the pavement collapsed on top of the utility lines. there could have been raw sue -- sewage running down the treat. >> it was a moving target. we saul the road had begun to dip, appeared to be failing. we called central sand. they were working on top of the failing road, and they worked very rapidly through the morning, and were able to get the line in before the road finally collapsed. reporter: this chest of drawers is among the debris that washed down the creek and plugged up the culvert. you can see logs, tree stumps and an assortment of garbage. the city still doesn't have an accurate read how many homes are affected but says the residents will probably by without water throughout the night. interestingly the same culvert was plugged and caused serious flooding in 1997. back livement you can see the hole in the ground. hey several utility crews out here trying to
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 11:00pm PST
see things piling up , you will have to go to the city and let them know there is a problem before it becomes critical. in this case it was a little late. >> back live and you can see they are excavating the chunks of pavement that collapsed into the hole. the city will be out here assessing the damage before they get to work replacing the entire culvert. again, the city manager says it could take quite some time. reporting live in lafayette, alan wang, abc news. >> thank you. >>> a portion of highway 1 flooded stranding cars. they were over the scene as the rescue truck pulled away. we caught up with one of the drivers, and she told us she was driving through the flood just fine until something happened. >> a truck came by and just completely washed me over. a huge wave of water came over the car and i couldn't see a thing and the car died. >> some nice people pulled kate's car to high ground and helped her get it started again. the water has receded enough to not pose a threat to drivers. >>> peter sent us this picture this morning via you report. he says some good samaritans res
ABC
Dec 2, 2012 6:00am PST
looking it he rain but gusty winds. lighter rains into fremont and union city and the south bay. this will all continue to increase throughout the day. the first half of the day looking much, much different than the second half. carolyn. >> lisa, you are the key person this morning. thank you so much. big concern in the north bay is flooding, especially along creeks and rivers. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m. to between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. estimates are the water could rise and reach 25 to 27 feet. elsewhere here in napa you can see downtown. it
ABC
Dec 9, 2012 6:00am PST
that would dissuade me that contemplating living in the city of oakland because i've seen the rapid turn around the district of columbia has had. >> for oakland this was the third homicide in just two days. john alston, abc7 news. >>> oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. in shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, and muggings. the understaffed police force need all the help they can get, including patrols from bay alarm companies in business and residential areas. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. >>> san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest an
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00pm PST
the city. new restaurants, easy access to transportation, and old homes are attracting new families. scott and laura moved from san francisco. >> reasonable shopping around. good stuff. lots of kids in the neighborhood. lots of people walking their dogs. so, this fits nice. reporter: nice or not, laurel admits she does not venture out at night. winkler likes the name nob expe is selling this home for $849,000. >> didn't think of it as name change, sort of as a creation of a district or a -- getting anite. reporter: the area has been known as the golden gate district, or just north oakland, to residents for years. kelly is a partner in the cupsake shop in oakland. >> i don't really think it needs to change. the neighborhood can grow and the name can stay the same. >> residents who say they're willing to fight this name change and there's no telling how long this name will stick around. abc-7 news. >> ama: a triple homicide suspect in a shooting at an indian reservation has died of getting into a gunfight with officers. seven people were shoot at the indian reservation about 50 miles
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Dec 3, 2012 11:00am PST
can't imagine for everyone else i am >> reporter: city leaders say it will be this way for sometime. >> this -- this will not be used until spring or summer. >> reporter: they spent last night and this morning focusing on getting people's utilities. when the road collapsed it is ver essential water and sewage lines. -- crews put temporary crews in place to get water to which worked. >> it was weak i wouldn't want to do that everyday but it was there >> reporter: next on the list to build a temporary storm drain then they will come up with a permanent solution which will take several months to come phraoeplt the thought of living with this giant hole is unnerving to some. >> a little terrifying. i know that people are working on it, i've got confidence in the city to take care of. >> reporter: others are looking at the positive this shortcut to downtown through their neighborhood has been severed. >> all the traffic comes through, nobody stops at the signs, dangerous for the kids. >> the good news is that everybody who list in the vicinity can still get to work or school by taking a
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Dec 4, 2012 5:00am PST
oregon and eureka and crescent city now. impressive shield of clouds coming our way that's why i think we'll see the sprinkles become more light rain in the north bay noon, rain steady north bay 4:00, starting to head into the heart of the bay, it will be in most of the bay by 7:00. temperatures starting off around 50, hang out in the mid uper 50s at noon, near 60 by 4:00, back to the 50s by 7:00. tomorrow the rain will be steady in the morning, tomorrow's morning commute will be the one most affected by the wet weather. scattered showers wednesday afternoon. drier pattern thursday hangs around through at least friday >>> so far, so good many san jose 87 northbound past hp pavilion, you can see traffic moving at the limit light dry roads no problems northbound through san jose 80 westbound past golden gate fields and university avenue into the berkeley curve, emeryville and the macarthur maze is at the limit. a little busier, i don't see stalls or accidents or slowing for your 80 east shore commute. good news for mass transit, muni back on track, all power restored, everybody is
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Dec 9, 2012 5:00am PST
is not something that would dissuade me that contemplating living in the city of oakland because i've seen the rapid turn around the district of columbia has had. >> for oakland this was the third homicide in just two days. abc7 news. >>> oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, and muggings. they can use all the help they can get, including using patrolled armed cars. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest and arms. it's highly unusual for violence to occur at christmas in t
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Dec 8, 2012 8:00am PST
prop 8 ban. >> there is over 100,000 same sex married couples. >> reporter: san francisco city attorney is part of a legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am grat feidz and confident that the supreme court which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same resulted that the district court did and the 9th circuit did and find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> a sacramento spokesperson supporter is confident that the high court will support the ban on gay marriage. >> i expect four or five justices to uphold it. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage in it. the tenth amendment, not in the federal powers belongs to the states. >> the high court could go either way. lawyers will argue very broad argument before the high court that there is no justification for discrimination. we will know the high court's decision probably next june. >> katie: san jose police have arrested a woman in connection with the shooting death of a teenager
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Dec 5, 2012 4:30am PST
hopefully mitigating potential hazards. >> reporter: one arborists returned from new york city where he been working on the mess left by superstorm sandy. he's been out here for a few days dealing with the problems, he's going back to new york city today because the cleanup continues back there. in the bay area, water coming up here, trees coming down, 900 people without power in san rafael. that's the story so far the heaviest rain still on the way. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crews in the santa cruz mountains hope to have one lane open on vine hill road today. a section of that road collapsed. vine hill road is an escape route for santa cruz in case of an emergency he advantage . fixing the road will take one month. -- >>> in san francisco the department of public works preparing for more rain. crews answered 40 calls to clear trees and branches from the streets during last sunday's storm. they've been checking out vulnerable trees. dpw is offering free sandbags. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage, you can track the storm any time with live doppler 7 hd at
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Dec 6, 2012 1:05am PST
the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there was some smoke damage to the house next to it. one person has been confirmed de
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Dec 8, 2012 5:00am PST
watched a couple get married while talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i've been waiting for three years to enjoy the same privilege that she's folks are apparently enjoying. >> and also these two who were married before the prop 8 ban. >> there are over 100,000 loving, committed, legally married same-sex couples across this nation and thousands of more to come soon with washington, maryland and maine having marriage equality now. >> san francisco city attorney dennis is part of the legal team arguing against prop 8. >> i am gratified and confident, very confident, that the supreme court, which is now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time, will reach the same result that the district courts did and the ninth circuit did, and will find that proposition 8 unlawfully discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> in sacramento, supporters are confident the high is court will support the ban on gay marriage. >> i expect four or five justices to uphold proposition 8. why? because the constitution of the united
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Dec 9, 2012 9:00am PST
the city of oakland because i've seen the rapid turn around the district of columbia has had. >> for oakland this was the third homicide in just two days. john alston, abc7 news. >>> oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, robbings and muggings. the understaffed police force need all the help they can get, including patrols from bay alarm companies in business and residential areas. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. >>> san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest and arm. it's highly unusual for violence
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00am PST
areas most -- affected bay the housing crisis, nine cities in alameda and contra costa counties. >>> the man considered to be the toughest sheriff in america is in san francisco trying to figure out whether students at a local middle school sent him hate mail. sheriff joe arpaio tried to clear it up. >> reporter: joe arpaio now is known as the toughest sheriff in america also as the most controversial sheriff in america. this morning he might qualify as the most frustrated sheriff in america. others exhibit adult quality penmanship but the words all in spanish allegedly from students in a middle school sent to the sheriff, designed to hurt. >> then they said i have concentration camps with my tent city i put up 20 years ago. then i'm a racist. and i break up families and just go after brown people. >> reporter: he has a national reputation for aggressive enforcement of illegal immigration laws. he figured since he was coming to town he offered to come out to the middle school and talk to the students or at least the teachers or the principal. >> i'm concerned about parents given
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00am PST
and strong crime fighting record. moore's tenure has been mired in disputes with city leaders. >>> crab boat skippers set to meet this morning with the head of the owner's association in san francisco to consider dispute over the price that is keeping them on dry land. more than 100 boats are staying in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay. before thanksgiving the crabbers agreed to $3 a pound. last week the price was under $2 due to slow demand. last year crab fishermen were on strike for weeks. >>> the number of nonsmoking apartment units in san francisco may rise. today a board will hear proposal that will force landlords to designate units as smoking or nonsmoking. supporters hope demand for nonsmoking units with will pressure landlords to lower the number of smoking units. >>> this morning big changes to the bay bridge toll, work scheduled to begin on renovations on the new east span of the bay bridge scheduled to open next september. the project includes paving, restriping and facelift for the toll. the work is expected to take six months. >>> workers at t
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Dec 7, 2012 5:00pm PST
financial hardship. >> a lawsuit in san francisco has been dismissed. a court judge found the city did not violate endangered species act by allowing golf in the park. it found golf is not likely to jeopardize existence of the california red legged frog and san francisco garter snake. the ruling ends a battle over the future of the course. >> listen to this. airplane mode on electronics may be a thing of the past if the head of the fcc gets his way. the chairman sent a letter asking them to allow the use of mobile phones and other electronic devices during all portions of the flight.]5)q now, requiring passengers to turn devices off during takeoff and landing. >> researchers in uc berkeley studying the way our body converts carbohydrates into fat found a gene contributing to fatty liver disease. and is a result of a diet filled with carbs. three quarters of obese people and a third of the americans have fatty liver disease. that now has potential to target drugs, treat diabetes and fatty liver disease. the study published online. >>> a german study finds women 35 ask younger develop a diff
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Dec 5, 2012 1:05am PST
fixed is vine hill road is an escape route for the city of santa cruz in the case of an emergency evacuation. it would be needed desperately if that should happen. fixing the entire road, however, will take a month. and we are tracking this storm throughout the morning with live doppler 7hd and with our team of reporters throughout the bay area. live coverage begins at 4:30 a.m. with the abc7 morning news and live updates throughout the morning. stay here with us. we will keep you u >>> meantime, breaking news in oakland where police say four people have been shot. the investigation is happening right now on the 600 block of east 18th street. there is no word yet on the condition of the victims. again four people shot. no arrests have been made to this point. new at 11:00, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring escape in the south bay. a handyman was threatened, beaten and forced to do repair work for several hours. it started yesterday morning at a home on called well court and ended at the chevron on santa teresa boulevard in san jose. and that's where abc7 news reporter john alston
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Dec 10, 2012 11:00am PST
another area, another city no idea, no motive, no suspects that is why they are asking the public to step forward. if you know anything about in attack, where it happened, please contact san francisco pd. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> crab boat skippers are meeting with the head of the boat owners' association in san francisco to consider their distribute over the price of crab. more than 100 boats are staying in port in san francisco, half moon bay and bodega bay before thanksgiving the crabbers agreed to sell crab for $3 a pound. at one point last week the price was under $2 due to slow demand. last year fishermen were on strike for weeks until they reached an agreement. >>> still ahead, critical day of action ahead of the fiscal cliff, rallies planned for today in the bay area to send a message to washington. >>> fallout from that radio station stunt that preceded the suicide of a british nurse. we'll hear from the deejays. >>> new information about what hostess did to their employees' pension accounts in the weeks before the company's liquidation. >>> new report says china will
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Dec 7, 2012 4:30am PST
minutes after that quake, a small tsunami came ashore in the city of ing give with waves about three feet, -- no damage. before the quake television broke too programming warning a strong quake was due to hit after it did warnings came for those living near the coast to flee to higher ground that warning has been lifted across north eastern japan. it is the same region hit by last year's massive quake which killed 20,000 and gathered the world's worst nuclear crisis, leaking radiation into the sea and air this morning the power company reports that no problems have been seen at any of their nuclear plants. officials are still assessing the damage. we are hearing that several were hurt, we are monitoring to find out where those reports are coming from. cornell bernard, abc7 news. >>> let's get a check on the forecast here. fog out there. >> yeah, it is out there and very fence being thankfully patchy in the sand -- very dense, thankfully patchy in the san ramon valley, right now it is dry reduced visibilities you don't have wet roads. at the reporting stations thickest napa and novato. in
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >> winds blow. as bad as today, we're busy. >> crews cut it down. it's the city's responsibility to trim the trees. >> we don't have the number of trues that we'd like. in fact tree maintenance cycle is far short of that. it's a resource issue of money. >> some trees supposed to be maintained by homeowners. across town in san francisco russian hill neighborhood, this family narrowly escaped being hit by a huge cypress tree. one piece spearing through the master bedroom. >> fell over my head. one of the branches, the main trunk of the tree fell into our yard. and then, one branch fell into our house. >> trees like this one found in city parks are usually removed later. this one will remind neighbors of the power of the most recent storm. >> i did hear a lot of rain coming down. a lot of wind. but no sounds at night. so just came out a minute ago. and wow. there is a tree gone. >> and again i'm on 14th avenue. in the richmond district. here is an interesting fact for you. there are about 103,000 neighborhood trees in san francisco. the city maintains about a third of them. i'm live
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
couple get married talking about marriage equality in san francisco city hall. i have been waiting three years tone joy the same privilege these folks are currently enjoying. >> also this afternoon, two people were who married before the ban. >> there are over 100,000 legally married same-sex couple as cross this nationu]qhñ and thousands of more still to come, soon. >> dennis herera is arguing against prop 8. >> i am grad fid and confident the supreme court, now going to be taking up the civil rights issue of our time will reach the same result that the district court does d., and will find prop 8 discriminates against gay and lesbian couples here in the state of california. >> in sacramento this afternoon a spokesman is confident the high court will support the ban. >> i expect four, or five justices to up hold prop l. why? because the constitution of the united states doesn't have marriage knit. and 10th amendment says what is not in federal powers belongs to the state. >> the court could"4w5e go eithr way. today, lawyers said they'll argue before the high court that there is no just
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Dec 4, 2012 6:00pm PST
rule requiring clothes at city hall. when taking their off, three men, four women were tossed out. >> i am nudist butuqcdñ i prepae to have the freedom of being in the sexual revolution. >> the law will take affect in february unless a judge sides with the nudist who's say the ban violates their civil rights. there willo#z be permitted devents. but that doesn't satisfy the protestors. >> it teaches children that they should be ashamed of their bodies and adults they should ab shamed of their body autos supervisor scott weiner says his constituents were tired of seeing a group of naked guys every day. sow sponsors this citywide ordinance. >> i stand by this legislation. i'm happy to see it passed and to move on to other thing autos but that is not likely to happen right away. there is now a criminal charge against local blogger michael petrillis posting this picture of scott weiner in a bathroom preparing to brush his teeth. what he had tried to take was a picture of the supervisor again talls. the district attorney says that is an invasion of pry vassy.. >> the -- privacy. >> thi
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm PST
rather than alcohol in nine california cities on friday and saturday night last summer. >>> well, t minus 24 days and counting until the fiscal cliff deadline. no progress was made in washington. the main sticking point are about tax cuts that are set to expire and the president's demand that the wealthy pay more in taxes. the uncertainty of what is going to happen is starting to have an impact on donations to charity. abc7 news reporter ama dates dates is live in the newsroom. >> it is possible the tax deduction for charitable giving could be capped next year. so the question is do you hold on to your money during the financial uncertainty or donate more while you know you will get a deduction. for one charity in san francisco it seems people are doing a little of both. the food pantry at the st. anthony foundation is in good shape today, but overall donations are down for the year. >> we are a little bit behind where we would like to be, where we are budgeted to be. >> the interim executive director says the charity is seeing interesting trends this holiday season that may have to
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